Christian retreat

June 5, 2022

Be Still In My Presence

As we begin to enter the season of many week-long silent retreats at our Center, we are often asked about why guests are drawn these extended times of silence. It's a special week of deep listening and discernment with God. It centers our guests and allows them to reconnect more easily on a daily basis when they return home. These retreats are based around the many references of seeking the still, small voice of God in Scripture. The reflection below…

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Listen to God's voice
April 20, 2022

He lives!

The Savior who died in our stead, now has risen from the dead, The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from that grave to New Life, Those who saw Him could rejoice, praising God with one voice, In light that He now has risen, Eternal Life to us, God has given. Christ, who died for all man’s sin, now in power can reign within, In every Believer, in their heart, once residing, He will not depart, New Life, He gives to…

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Easter, resurrection
April 1, 2022

A Moment of Meditation

Mary DeTurris Poust presented a virtual Lenten retreat last month and shared a beautiful guided meditation with the guests. We're happy to share this with our readers too. Please see below. So, let's take a deep breath and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pWDC3iOYNU

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silent retreat, Advent, waiting
March 23, 2022

Waiting

During this season of Lent, the recurring theme of waiting surfaces. We await the sacrifice of Jesus with somber hearts and anticipate the hope and glory that the resurrection brings. How does this time of waiting change you and draw you closer to the cross? Can you see that analogy in the poems below?   In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to…

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hope, candle
March 20, 2022

Your Cross is You

Amy Kulesa will be guiding "On the Verge of Transformation," a special Lenten retreat on the weekend of Palm Sunday. Click here to learn more about the retreat. She is also the Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and recently shared this poignant reflection. How does it inspire and comfort you? Your Cross is You “Remember, you are only an instrument.  Not yours to decide how or when or where you act.  I plan all that. Make yourself…

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homily, religious blog
January 21, 2022

A Winter Meditation

It's easy to focus on the cold and barren setting of winter, but there is so much beauty in the season too. Let's take a few moments to meditate on some of the wonders of this quiet season and connect with our Creator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0l-k-LyQB8

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beautiful scenery
November 5, 2021

Gratitude

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and retreat presenter, will guide a day of spiritual gratitude this Saturday. "This contemplative retreat day will focus on the essential and healing properties of gratitude in the spiritual life." (Click here to learn more. There is still space available.) So, today we reflect on gratitude, especially as we approach a season of thanksgiving. Take a quiet moment to read and reread these quotes of wisdom. Then, enjoy this popular,…

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prayer for fall
October 15, 2021

Teach me, O Lord

Today's post is a prayer by Henri Nouwen. If you are drawn to the spiritual writings of Nouwen, you may want to learn more about our upcoming retreat presented by Wil Hernandez too. Click here to read about the "Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care" retreat that he will guide October 27-31. Now, let's take a few moments of quiet to pray together... “Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with you, to dwell in…

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morning prayer
September 22, 2021

You’re Always There for Me

We are excited to host our annual Women's Wellness retreat this weekend and to be able to bring back popular featured speaker, Dr. Veidre Jackson. The theme of this year's retreat is "Peace in the Middle of the Pieces" and this theme in the midst of the pandemic is certainly timely! Please pray for the ladies who are attending this retreat. May they feel joy, relaxation and a sense of the peace in their lives that only Jesus can provide.…

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women's wellness
August 22, 2021

Hatred Versus Love?

Today's post comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike offers mass regularly at our Center and just finished serving as a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat. We're so grateful for him! Today he reminds us to keep God's love at the forefront of our lives. Hatred versus Love? Dear Friends, At Jesus’ baptism and again at his Transfiguration, the voice of God from the heavens declares: “This is my beloved Son.” I believe that God speaks these words…

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cross, love